Paul Robinson

Former lacrosse player who has brought all that game's battling qualities to football but thankfully left his stick at home. Made his debut in 2001-2002 season and quickly claimed the second team left-back's spot as his own. Brave and quick, Linford Christie couldn't beat him on a Yamaha 650cc bike. Won Second Team Player of the Year in 2001-2002 season but cut his hand open against Old Trafford in 2002-03 then suffered a bad knee injury which required an operation. A management consultant who tours the globe, he has been known to fly home from New York on a Friday for a game. Nickname: Robbo. DoB 10.12.64

 

 

Dom Randle

Scored in his debut for Mellor, a Third Team friendly in August 2012. Then he scored four in his league debut for Mellor Thirds away at Newton Reserves in September 2012. Scored the two goals in the semi final against Newton Heath in 2013-14 that got Mellor to the Rhodes Cup Final for the second time in three years. A member of the Stockport Senior Cup winning squad of 2014.

George Sherwood

Ex Mellor Junior who has played for the Firsts and Seconds.

Dom Simpson

Joined Mellor in season 2011-12. Played for the Seconds and made his debut in the Firsts in a 3-0 away Rhodes Cup win against Hooley Bridge Celtic in March 2012. Scored his first ever senior First Team goal in the last game of the 2011-12 campaign away at Ashtonians. Bravely went in goal at half time in a league match in October 2012 at Newton after keeper Luke Smithb was hurt. He made several good saves.

 

 

Adam Somerville

 

Versatile player who can play at centre back or in goal. He joined in 2011-12 season playing for the Fourths and the Thirds.

Mark Smith

Midfielder, he made his debut for Mellor FC for the Seconds in August 2012 in an away friendly against Moorside Rangers 1sts.

Clive Szmit

Joined the club in 2010-11, he's a cage fighter by trade. Played mainly in midfield for the Fourths.

Thierry Somao

Second team striker who came to Mellor in 2010-11.

Thomas Tognarelli

Joined Mellor in October 2011 with his brother Thomas. They are known as the Toggies in the Fourths.

Adrian Tognarelli

Joined Mellor in October 2011 with his brother Thomas. They are known as the Toggies in the Fourths.

James Robinshaw

 

Played for Junior Blues, he joined Mellor in 2011-12 season, playing in the Fourths and the Thirds. Good movement and an eye for goal, he scored twice in a Third team thrashing of Govan at the University Grounds.

Thomas Reeve

Joined Mellor FC in October 2011, playing as a winger in the Fourths.

Luke Smith

New recruit in 2011-12 season. He's a keeper who made his debut for the Thirds against Govan away.

 

Si Rawlings

Steve Smith

Midfielder who produced many eye catching performances for Melor seconds in his debut season 2010-11. In 20111-12 he established himself in the First Team's midfield. Was a member of Mellor's Rhodes Cup winning side in 2012.

Niancjo Sane

Joined at the start of season 2010-11, playing for the Firsts and the Seconds.

Matteo Sassanelli

Joinedthe club in the close season of 2009. Made his League debut for the Thirds as a second half substitute in a 5-3 win over Abacus Media at Brabyns. Brother of Gino, he's a lively and combative midfielder.

Mike Sharpe

First team striker

Maciek Sobiegraj

He's from Lubaczow in Poland and joined the club in September 2008. He wears green boots and plays as a striker. Made his debut for the Fourths against Irlam Steel in October 2008. He makes wiry, wriggling runs that defenders hate and earns more penalties than Andy Johnson. Scored four goals in November 2008 against AFC Oldham. Has had the odd run out for the Firsts and Seconds, mainly in friendlies. In 2011 he was the Fourth's Leading Goalscorer and also Players' Player of the Year. At the end of 2011-12 season he returned to Poland to work in an Italian restaurant.

Gino Sassanelli

Ex Burnage player where he often caused Mellor problems as a rampaging forward. Joined Mellor for the start of the 2008-09 season and found himself playing right back in the Thirds. Started season 2009-10 in central midfield for the Thirds.

Mike Roberts

Centre-back or full back who started playing for Mellor as an under 17. He made his second team debut against Denton Town away in February 2007. A Manchester City season ticket holder.

Immy Roberts

Joined Mellor in 2009-10 season and established himself with the Fourths at right back. A member of the Thirds' Whitehead Cup winning side in May 2011, he had to play in goal when Stu Ridgway dislocated a shoulder two weeks before the final.

Matt Rogers

 

 

His second spell at the club, he re-joined in the summer of 2003 and staked an instant claim on a first team spot. Click on his face to see how he looked in his first incarnation at Mellor. Can play almost anywhere but seems to have solved a potential problem at left-back. DoB 10.4.73.

James Rayner

 

Joined Mellor at the start of 2005-06 season, his first in open age. Very speedy but sometimes too hasty, especially when judging passes. Scored his first senior goal for Mellor Fourths away at Aldermere in September 2006. Starred as Batman in Mellor's Christmas Party in December 2006. In 2007-08 he converted to left-back, often winning the Man of the Match accolade. Fourth Team's Players' Player of the Year in 2007-08. DoB 18.2.89

Stuart Ridgway

Confident keeper who joined the club in September 2008, making his debut for the Fourths away at Gatley. Saved three penalties in a match against Bedians in November 2008 (one had to be re-taken and although he saved it again the forward followed in to score). Left to travel round the world in 2009-10 but hopefully will be back. A potential First Team keeper in a couple of years. Dislocated his shoulder at the end of 2011 and missed the Whitehead Cup Final win.

Sean Standen

Re-joined the club for season 2010-11, playing for the Fourths. Midfield dynamo who works hard but whose performances are not quite as eye catching as the girlfriend he often brings along.

Donald Ross

Joined Mellor in the summer of 2005. Plays in defence and has appeared for the Third and Fourth Teams. DoB 27.9.88

Lewis Smith

First teamer, who joined at the start of 2010-11 season. Can play full back or midfield. Scored a wonder goal in September 2010 against Moore Utd in the Cheshire Senior Cup, away, to send Mellor through to the next round.

Adam Sidebotham

Joined at the start of 2010-11, playing for the Fourths. Brave, hard tackling defender.

Ian Russell

Born in Walsall now works in the North West as a teacher. He has played in the Ryman Premier League and his previous clubs include Camberley Town and Willenhall Town. A midfielder with good vision. Rarely misses training. Came on as a sub in the Whitehead Cup Final win in April 2009. DoB 20.2.80

Billy Riley

Joined Mellor at the start of the 2010-11 season, playing centre-back or full back for the Fourths.

Liam Totterdell

One of the quickest players in the club but he doesn't just rely on pace to score goals. He joined Mellor at the start of 2003-04 season and after a few appearances in the third team became the second team's most lethal marksman. He made appearances in the first team before leaving us for a spell with Stockport Georgians. He returned in July 2008. Re-opened his Mellor account with the winner away at Whalley Range in August 2008. Mellor's answer to Darren Anderton, he's been very unlucky with injuries. Nickname: Tott. DoB 27.2.86

 

Danny Roberts

Flying winger for the Fourths who joined Mellor in 2007-08 season. Could win the top goalscorer award every season if he took only 30 per cent of his chances. Needs to develop that ice-in-the-veins approach that all top scorers have when a chance presents itself. But he scores a few.

Shaun Taylor

Joined Mellor in January 2008 and made his debut for the Fourths against Irlam Steel away in a 1-1 draw. He was part of Pete Jamieson's successful junior side before starting in open age.

Mal Sule

Joined Mellor in February 2007 and made his debut coming off the bench to score for the Seconds against Bedians inb a 5-0 win. He can play centre midfield or up front. Lithe and quick in the Paulo Wanchope mould. DoB 17.10.88.

Mark Russell

 

Brother of Phil (below) he played his junior football for Norbury Athletic, he established himself in Mellor's Fourth Team in 2004-05 season at left back. Calm on the ball he has won a Man of the Match nomination for his side. DoB 4.6.83.

 

Tom Sullivan

Joined in the summer of 2008. Appeared in a TV news item about the League's Respect initiative. Often seen working behind the bar of The Midland pub in Marple Bridge.

Phil Russell

Joined the club in September 2003, his first experience of open age football and made his debut for the fourth team in a 1-2 defeat away at Old Stretfordians. Made his debut for the second team in 2004-05 at home to Old Stoconians. Broke his leg in 2005-06 season. DoB 12.3.86

Colin Scott

George Clooney's lost identical twin, he's a goalkeeper who spends more time on the treatment table than Darren Anderton. However, when he makes it onto the pitch he's highly efficient. A first team regular in 2003-04, his first season with the club. But dogged by injury he eventually gave way to Alex Barber. DoB 1.11.68

 

 

 

 

Mark Simms

 

Striker or wide midfielder with a turn of pace. Scored on his debut in a second Team friendly against Cheadle Hulme. Appeared mainly in the fourth team in 2004-05 where his pace and workrate in midfield is a big asset. Players' Player of the Year for 2004-05. Took over as Third Team Manager in the summer of 2005. Took over as Fifth Team manager in January 2008. DoB 4.1.82

Adam Town

Joe Shervin

Doesn't say much but his football speaks volumes. Rarely wastes a ball and has excellent control and vision. Season 2001-2002 was his first in open age. Can play wide midfield or up front. Great temperament, he's beginning to score goals too. Won the Second Team's (joint) Player of the Year Award in 2002-03. Has something of the Robert Pires about him and I don't just mean the wisp of fuzz on his chin. Returned from an 18 month break at the start of the 2006-07 after getting a 2:1 degree in History at university to play again. Nickname: Joe. DoB 5.12.84.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerome Rouse

 

A member of the Whitehead Cup winning side for the Thirds in April 2009. Returned to the club in 2011-12, playing for the Firsts and Seconds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farid Rosta

Made his debut for the Thirds v Parrs Wood in September 2007. Played 2007-08 season in the Second Team. Clever footed centre-back who likes to go forward.

 

Robin Stroud

Confident utility player who can perform at right back, centre back or right side midfield. Joined Mellor in the summer of 2005 and made his debut in a second team friendly against Spurley Hey. Went on to appear in the first team. DoB 7.11.88

Sam Spencer

 

Joined the club in 2005 and has established himself in the fourth team in midfield. Part of the Hellawell Shield Final team of May 2005. DoB 4.1.81

Paul Swann

Classy defender, probably best at wing-back who slotted into the first team after joining Mellor in September 2004. But he also has an eye for goal. He had a spell with Macclesfield Town , playing in the club's reserves and also with Glossop North End. He previously played for Poynton. Selected for the Lancashire & Cheshire League's representative side to play a South Yorkshire XI in March 2005, the first Mellor player so honoured for at least 15 years. He followed this up with a further representative appearance against Liverpool Old Boys League in 2005-06. First Team's top scorer in 2004-05 and also named Players' Player of the Year. First Team Players' Player of the Year 2011. Scored in the 1-3 Rhodes Cup Final defeat to Rochdalians in 2014. A member of the Stockport Senior Cup winning squad of 2014. Nickname: Swanny. DoB 19.8.85

Ged Swarbrick

Forward or wide midfielder who scores goals, primarily for the fourth team in 2004-05. One rocket shot against Newton at Torkington Park will linger long in the memory. A loyal clubman too. Nickname: Roswell after the "Roswell Incident", the alleged capture of an alien, because his thin legs look decidedly extra-terrestrial. Part of the Hellawell Shield Final team in May 2005. DoB 29.8.78

 

George Telford

Began his Mellor career in central midfield or sometimes up front for Mellor Fifths. But has since progressed to be on the fringes of the second Team. Quick feet, a turn of pace and a good football brain. Returned to the club after a gap in september 2010 and made an immediate impact for the Thirds. A member of the Thirds' Whitehead Cup winning side in May 2011.

Darren Stubbs

 

Striker for the fourth team, he netted a hat-trick against Old Chorltonians in December 2003 during a 7-2 demolition and another against Burnage in April 2004. A good 5-a-side player with a deft first touch. Nickname: Daz or Phil The Power Stubbs (because his hairstyle resembles darts ace Phil Taylor). DoB 12.12.79

Paul Telfer

Skilful and brave full-back who was often to be seen running 80 yards flat out...if there was a spot kick to be taken. However, following three misses (two in one game!) the only pens he'll be given from now on will have ink in. We still let him take corners though. A second team regular, known as The Rock...after the pub he drinks in following matches. In his youth a county cross country runner. His motto is "body's a temple" and so he went on the Ron Atkinson diet in the summer of 2004. He introduced pies and peas for players after matches. Club treasurer from November 2002 until February 2007. In 2006-07 he took over the joint managership of the Fourth team with Phil Welsh. Nickname: Telf or The Pieman. DoB 21.11.70.

 

 

Gavin Thornley

 

First team goalkeeper, having joined the club - for his second spell - in September 2004. If you see him sliding down the goal post it's probably because he works as a part time fireman. Ex Woodley and New Mills. He has also played several times for the Lancashire & Cheshire League side, including in the Centenary game when the L&C played Bedians. DoB 6.11.78

Stuart Thorley

First team captain who became first team manager during 2000-2001 season and took the side to a runners-up spot in Division Three and an appearance in the Stockport Senior Cup Final in 2002-03. He can play in most positions and is a more than useful keeper. A bad back curtailed his first team opportunities in 2003-04. Made a comeback in the second team either in nets or in the back four. A Man City fan so he has a high pain theshhold. Won the club's Philip Hambleton Trophy for outstanding work at the end of season presentation in 2003. But needs to improve his map reading skills after getting lost on the way to play Beechfield in Salford in February 2006. Nickname: Stu. DoB 1.7.69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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